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Saturday 21 September 2019

Wexford opens hearts to fasting priests

At the handover of the cheques were Canon Arthur Minion and Fr Jim Fegan (at back) with, from left, back - Peter Hudson, Tom O'Connor (Ozanam House), Sue McMahon (Wexford Women's Refuge), Susan Minion, Georgina Rothwell (Simon Community Waterford), Nuala Wilkinson, and Linda Wilkinson; front - Anne Keenan (Irish Cancer Research), Bernadette Doyle (St Vincent De Paul Wexford), Theresa Hanrahan (Family Life Services), Niamh Tierney (South East Radiotherapy Trust), and Claire Vernon.
At the handover of the cheques were Canon Arthur Minion and Fr Jim Fegan (at back) with, from left, back - Peter Hudson, Tom O'Connor (Ozanam House), Sue McMahon (Wexford Women's Refuge), Susan Minion, Georgina Rothwell (Simon Community Waterford), Nuala Wilkinson, and Linda Wilkinson; front - Anne Keenan (Irish Cancer Research), Bernadette Doyle (St Vincent De Paul Wexford), Theresa Hanrahan (Family Life Services), Niamh Tierney (South East Radiotherapy Trust), and Claire Vernon.

by David Tucker

THE PEOPLE of Wexford opened their hearts and their wallets over the festive period, donating a staggering €45,000 to Fr. Jim Fegan and Canon Arthur Minion during their four-day fast on the steps of St. Iberius Church.

'Even during the boom we didn't get that much,' said Fr. Fegan ahead of Friday's hand over of the funds to seven charities.

Canon Minion said the response to the fast had been overwhelming.

'The generosity of the people of Wexford is amazing and on so many cases moving. the four-day fast has been a great insight, a privilege and a great opportunity to meet some very inspiring people in Wexford,' he said.

The funds were distributed to: St. Vincent de Paul €20,000; Ozanam House €6,000; South East Radiotherapy Trust €6,000; Family Life Services, Wexford €6,000; Wexford Women's Refuge €5,000; Irish Cancer Research €1,000 and the Simon Community, Waterford €1,000.

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